Senator Dino Melaye Arrives Court In Wheelchair Suddenly, Makes Very Shocking Claims

By Post-Nigeria: September 13, 2019 10:02

Senator Dino Melaye Arrives Court In Wheelchair Suddenly, Makes Very Shocking Claims

What looked like another drama came from the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, on Thursday, at the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, in Apo, Abuja.
The Senator, who recently lost in his bid to clinch his party’s ticket to contend the Kogi State Governorship election, came into the court carried by two of his Aides.
The Aides claimed that the Senator could not stand alone, due to an injury sustained in the last PDP Governorship primary election in Kogi State.
Meanwhile, the Senator himself told the Judge in the court that he cannot stand in the dock to continue his criminal trial.
Recall, that the Senator is facing a 6-count criminal charge of attempted suicide, escape from Police custody, damage to Police property, mischief, and threat to public servants.

The Trial Judge, had at the last sitting on May 28, 2019, adjourned the case to September 11, 18, and October 3, 2019, for continuation of hearing and examination of witnesses by the Defence Counsel.

His Counsel, Benson Igbanoi (who stood in for Mike Ozekhome, SAN), informed the Trial court that Melaye was injured in the last Governorship primary election conducted in Lokoja, last week Tuesday, when gunmen invaded the Stadium, venue of the primary.

Justice Sylvester Orji, in his ruling, accepted the Defendant’s plea and adjourned to October 3 and 10, 2019, for the Defendant to open and close his case.